For quite some time, it’s been rumored that Donald Glover was both interested in and being considered for a role in Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film. Many speculated that Glover was being considered to play a young Lando Calrissian, but Glover refuses to give away any answers at this time.
"There are rumors," Glover told Time Magazine, avoiding the question. "I mean, I grew up on [Star Wars]. My dad was a big fan. I had all the toys when I was little. I had a Darth Vader with the lightsaber he has. It was cool. It’s a dynasty. It’s like the bible.
"I love that franchise."
Glover has expressed interest in being a part of the franchise, and while that doesn’t always mean something, it was his expressed interest in being a part of the Spider-Man universe that landed him a role in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Although the role is being kept under wraps, Glover said that it’s been fun to hang around on set and remember "how it was to be a teenager."
Glover recently voiced the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. The comedian-turned-actor-turned-musician has been campaigning for a Miles Morales stand-alone feature film for quite some time, but there aren’t any plans for that at this moment. Homecoming will once again focus on Peter Parker, this time played by newcomer Tom Holland.
Glover’s newest project, Atlanta, a TV show about a group of friends trying to chase the American dream in Atlanta, debuts on FX Sept. 6.